Ambleside Articles and Inspiration
Grab a cup of coffee - or read it on your phone on the go! Enjoy thoughts about life at Ambleside, and ways you can be a part of the experience.
Dr. Sax began his talk on Friday, March 15th, with this pop quiz.
"Which of the following, measured when a child is 11 years of age, is the best predictor of happiness and overall life satisfaction roughly 20 years later, when that child has become a 31- or 32-year-old adult?
In the last few days, I have been pondering what Ambleside brings to families. Time and again I have heard parents say, "Ambleside has changed our family." This has been true for my family, and one of the most powerful ideas Ambleside gives to families, mainly parents, is the idea of…
Two years ago, it was a fresh spring day.
Blooms were coming to life all around me but my own spirit was fading. In this season of newness, I had recently been introduced to a season of newness in my own life: parenting a teenage girl…
It looks like someone wasn’t paying attention. Every day at Ambleside School, we hone the Habit of Attention.
In his book, Boys Adrift, Leonard Sax, MD, PhD, discusses five factors that are driving the growing epidemic of unmotivated boys and underachieving young men. In Part 1 of our blog, we talked about video gaming. Another factor is Changes in School.
Picture these two scenarios…
Today is national handwriting day!
Dr. Leonard Sax, meet Charlotte Mason. I can just imagine what that first meeting would be like.
Sometimes, it takes the peaceful days of a winter snow to remind us how to be joyful in simple things--like a warm winter fire, a cozy book, or a quiet trek in the snow. The silence of snow reminds us of how clamorous our lives have become and whispers a forgotten truth: children have more when they have less.